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Danny Batten
LB #57
Height:
6-4
Weight:
250
College:
South Dakota State
Hometown:
Gilbert, Arizona
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 16 25 17 8 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 BUF 16 25 17 8 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO: Drafted in the sixth-round (192nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…is the first draft choice in team history from South Dakota State and the school’s 14th draft pick since 1967… first player selected from South Dakota State since 1999 (TE Steve Heiden, 3rd round , 69th overall, SD)

 

2010:

Placed on injured reserve on August 22.

 

COLLEGE:  Saw action in 46 games at South Dakota State with 45 starts, recording 274 tackles (115 solo) with 23.0 sacks for minus 144 yards, 55.0 stops for losses of 222 yards and 46 QB pressures… recorded at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in 33 games he played in, the most of any active performer in the Football Championship Subdivision ranks… produced 21 turnovers as the Jackrabbits converted 13 of them in scores

2009: All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team choice, MVC co-Defensive Player of the Year…  Buck Buchanan Award finalist, All-America honorable mention by The NFL Draft Report… registered a career-best 86 tackles (39 solo) with nine sacks, 18 stops for losses and 25 QB pressures… part of a defense that ranked second in the league in rush defense (110.3 ypg) and 23rd ranking nationally, total defense (16th in the FCS with 280.4 ypg), scoring defense (13.5 ppg, fifth in nation)…

2008: Earned first-team all-MVC honors after ranking second in the league with 8.0 sacks… led the Jackrabbits with 14.5 stops for losses and ranked fourth with 75 total tackles… recipient of Doug Miller Award for team defensive MVP and was an honorable All-America mention by College Sporting News… posted a career-best 2.0 sacks at Indiana State… aided second-half comeback at Stephen F. Austin with a 24-yard return on first career interception… posted eight tackles with 1.5 sacks and two QB hurries in Beef Bowl win over Western Illinois

2007: Started all 11 games and finished sixth on the team with 67 tackles… earned first-team all-Great West Football Conference honors after finishing third in the league with 12 tackles for a loss and sixth in sacks with 4.5… notched career-high 10 tackles along with a sack in season-ending win over North Dakota State… shared team’s defensive player of the week honors in victory over Texas State… tabbed honorable mention All-American by The Sports Network

2006: Appeared in the starting lineup as a true freshman, playing in all 11 games with 10 starts… tied for sixth on the squad with 46 tackles… named team’s Defensive Player of the Week after posting seven tackles vs. William Penn (Iowa)

PERSONAL: Construction Management major… lettered three years at Mesquite (Gilbert, AZ) High School, earning first-team All-Conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior, when he had 144 tackles, including seven sacks… gained 290 receiving yards with four touchdowns… also earned first-team all-state accolades in rugby

COMMUNITY:  In 2010, Danny participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario.  The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community.  Each month, Danny and all first year players did one community appearance as a group.  The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to the Buffalo Zoo to celebrate the 12th Annual Hometown Huddle, a visit to the North York YMCA in North York, Ontario to unveil a new Youth Zone and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November where the Rookie Club members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 350 children and families.  In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs.  The final Rookie Club appearance of 2010 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party.  The Rookie Club hosted 100 children from a number of different local community organizations.  The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo and Santa Claus.  The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.

Danny supported the Teammates For Kids Foundation this year by attending their annual dinner held in November.  Danny along with his other teammates have supported the cause which was co-founded by Garth Brooks and Bo Mitchell over the past 5 years.  He also attended a day at the Buffalo Zoo in July with the children from Stone’s Buddies.  Danny helped the children with arts and crafts, took them on a tour of the zoo, signed autographs and posed for pictures with the children and their families. 

PRO: Drafted in the sixth-round (192nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…is the first draft choice in team history from South Dakota State and the school’s 14th draft pick since 1967… first player selected from South Dakota State since 1999 (TE Steve Heiden, 3rd round , 69th overall, SD)

 

2010:

Placed on injured reserve on August 22.

 

COLLEGE:  Saw action in 46 games at South Dakota State with 45 starts, recording 274 tackles (115 solo) with 23.0 sacks for minus 144 yards, 55.0 stops for losses of 222 yards and 46 QB pressures… recorded at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in 33 games he played in, the most of any active performer in the Football Championship Subdivision ranks… produced 21 turnovers as the Jackrabbits converted 13 of them in scores

2009: All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team choice, MVC co-Defensive Player of the Year…  Buck Buchanan Award finalist, All-America honorable mention by The NFL Draft Report… registered a career-best 86 tackles (39 solo) with nine sacks, 18 stops for losses and 25 QB pressures… part of a defense that ranked second in the league in rush defense (110.3 ypg) and 23rd ranking nationally, total defense (16th in the FCS with 280.4 ypg), scoring defense (13.5 ppg, fifth in nation)…

2008: Earned first-team all-MVC honors after ranking second in the league with 8.0 sacks… led the Jackrabbits with 14.5 stops for losses and ranked fourth with 75 total tackles… recipient of Doug Miller Award for team defensive MVP and was an honorable All-America mention by College Sporting News… posted a career-best 2.0 sacks at Indiana State… aided second-half comeback at Stephen F. Austin with a 24-yard return on first career interception… posted eight tackles with 1.5 sacks and two QB hurries in Beef Bowl win over Western Illinois

2007: Started all 11 games and finished sixth on the team with 67 tackles… earned first-team all-Great West Football Conference honors after finishing third in the league with 12 tackles for a loss and sixth in sacks with 4.5… notched career-high 10 tackles along with a sack in season-ending win over North Dakota State… shared team’s defensive player of the week honors in victory over Texas State… tabbed honorable mention All-American by The Sports Network

2006: Appeared in the starting lineup as a true freshman, playing in all 11 games with 10 starts… tied for sixth on the squad with 46 tackles… named team’s Defensive Player of the Week after posting seven tackles vs. William Penn (Iowa)

PERSONAL: Construction Management major… lettered three years at Mesquite (Gilbert, AZ) High School, earning first-team All-Conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior, when he had 144 tackles, including seven sacks… gained 290 receiving yards with four touchdowns… also earned first-team all-state accolades in rugby

COMMUNITY:  In 2010, Danny participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario.  The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community.  Each month, Danny and all first year players did one community appearance as a group.  The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to the Buffalo Zoo to celebrate the 12th Annual Hometown Huddle, a visit to the North York YMCA in North York, Ontario to unveil a new Youth Zone and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November where the Rookie Club members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 350 children and families.  In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs.  The final Rookie Club appearance of 2010 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party.  The Rookie Club hosted 100 children from a number of different local community organizations.  The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo and Santa Claus.  The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.

Danny supported the Teammates For Kids Foundation this year by attending their annual dinner held in November.  Danny along with his other teammates have supported the cause which was co-founded by Garth Brooks and Bo Mitchell over the past 5 years.  He also attended a day at the Buffalo Zoo in July with the children from Stone’s Buddies.  Danny helped the children with arts and crafts, took them on a tour of the zoo, signed autographs and posed for pictures with the children and their families. 

 

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